Tag Archives: VA PABLUM

VARO PHILADELPHIA–BACK TO OVERTIME

In a stunning turnaround in less than two shakes of a lamb’s tail, the Philadelphia VARO reversed course and took back the unthinkable-$15,000.00 “team bonuses” for those stalwart raters who would stay the course at their desks, through thick and … Continue reading

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VAOIG–CONFUSION HAS ITS COST

For decades now, the VA’s Office of Inspector Gadget has stumbled around unsure of their powers or whether they have a mandate, let alone the legal authority, to do half of what they do. Remember, these guys are the Katzenjammer … Continue reading

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Will your VA Medical Center’s quality-of-care data be posted on Medicare’s site soon?

It appears as if medical consumers will be able to see how VA hospitals stack up against each other and private hospitals in their region on Medicare’s Hospital Compare web tool in the future. Background  “In November 2001, HHS announced the … Continue reading

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Lincoln: “…To care for him who has borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan…”

My DH and I watched director Steven Spielberg’s movie, Lincoln, last night. It tells the story of how the Thirteenth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution was narrowly passed.  We found it to be a fine and inspiring movie and … Continue reading

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NEW WEBSITE FOR REAL VA DATA

I’m sure we’ve all read the pablum supplied to us by Under Secretary for Benefits Allison “Wonderland” Hickey and her PR flacks regarding the backlog. Aaron Glantz of the Center for Investigative Reporting has assembled a fancy tool for determining … Continue reading

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VA STRATEGIC PLAN (ADDENDUM)

Holy ICARE, Batman. (ICARE= VA’s Core Values:  Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence). I wish to thank my sister site Vet’s Network (not to be confused with Friends of Peggy) and a Vet self-described as “Disabled”for finding this one. What it … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 80,000 times in 2012. If it were … Continue reading

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